Hi, I'm new to pyrography and was wondering how to make a pattern from a photo? Thanks for any help you can give me.
HI, I am new to the forum, but I saw this question and wanted to share something that works very well for me.
It's a FREE program you can download called PICASSA 3
Google it to get the download location.
I can post the url because I am new to the forum and I have to have 10 posts in before I can post a url.
Once you install it, it will download all of your photo files in your computer into it automatically. It has a feature called "pencil sketch" in the editing area, and this is what you will use.
open the program,
double click on the photo you want to edit and it will bring the photo to the place where you can do editing.
You will see tabs with tools on them.
Going left to right a wrench, a sun, black paintbrush, black paintbrush green background, then a black paintbrush with a blue background,
Click on the tab with the black paintbrush with a blue background,
in the second row of edit options you will see "pencil sketch" click on that,
and then you can fine tune it with the sliders (radius, strength, fade) to get it how you want.
When you get it how you like, click "Apply"
and then click on "file"
use the "save as" option,
and your ready to print!
I use picassa 3 for most of my photo editing. It's a great free program and very user friendly.